Caregiver's Guide for CanadiansBook - 2010
One in five Canadians are now providing eldercareto a parent in need, and as baby-boomers age, thisnumber is likely to grow.What do you do when your mother or fathergrows old? It's the natural course of life, but so manychildren of aging parents are unprepared. When aparent's health begins to fail, an adult child is leftscrambling to find help, to balance their time, and tocope.The Caregiver's Guide will provide readers withvaluable tips and advice to help them to provide thebest eldercare possible while balancing the demandson their time.This is not a mental "self-help" book. While itdoes provide encouragement and support forcaregivers, it also provides practical advice on howto care for elders in need. This comprehensive guideanswers all a caregiver's common questions, such as:* Should my parent stay at home or move toassisted living?* How do I balance caregiving responsibilitieswith my personal life?* When to apply for guardianship and/ortrusteeship* How to hire a professional caregiver shouldthe need arise
Publisher: North Vancouver, BC : Self-Counsel Press, 2010
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: xii, 139 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.